Your Well-Crafted Elaborate Plan

by Christina Hubbard

“I’ve got big plans, BIG PLANS I say!” That’s a quote from a book I gave my son when he was a preschooler. Most of us don’t dream enough. Instead, we plan. We write down what we think will happen, which way we want things to go. Then we lose faith when our strivings fail. We doubt God’s goodness, our creative assignment, and ultimately, our worth.

One thing I love about my tweenage daughter is the way she confidently does what she loves: makes videos of the dog, jars of gourmet lemonade, and canisters of glitter slime. Few question her making ability or what she is doing. Most are amazed at her assuredness. Her confidence bends my will more than I’d like to admit!

But sometimes reality hits and the craft budget bulges at the seams. Her plans get thwarted. We parents have the last word

Instead of giving up though, Abby gets resourceful. She goes through the recycling, cleans out the cupboards of unused jars, or repurposes an old sweater. She doesn’t lose faith that more craft supplies will come her way. She stands tall and persistently asks for more. She knows we love to see what she’s made.

Dream big and often. God doesn’t restrict you with a craft budget, but He does know what’s best. He might be arranging things to make you more resourceful.

When your plans fail, don’t give up. Ask God with confidence. He’s got so much more than you can ever imagine.Tweet This

Love from a Fellow Creative

As someone made in the image of God, you were made to reflect the One who created all things. You were created to create — whether you create music, meals, sentences, or safe spaces, you are reflecting your God when you make something new.

Don’t be afraid to use your gifts — by doing so, you bring glory to God and bless His body.

-Kate Motaung, writer & editor. Five Minute Friday & Heading Home.

Mortals make elaborate plans, but God has the last word. Proverbs 16:1 MSG

What part of your plan might God be turning into something new?

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October 9, 2017